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Policymaker (social systems) article

Addressing social isolation to improve the health of older adults: A rapid review



Findings
  • Supporting technical documents that are social systems-relevant
    Not usually available for this document type
  • Full-text report
  • Scientific Abstract
  • Scientific Abstract
Recency, quality and context of the findings
  • Last year literature searched
    2018
  • Year Published
    2019
  • Quality Rating
    7/10 (AMSTAR rating from McMaster Health Forum)
  • Countries in which studies (included in the synthesis) were conducted
    Japan (3); Spain (2); UK (2); USA (2); Australia (1); Colombia (1); Finland (1); Hong Kong (1); Italy (1); Korea - South (1); Singapore (1)
  • Global/regional focus
    WHO - Americas region<br />WHO - European region<br />WHO - Western Pacific region<br />
  • Country focus
    Japan (3); Spain (2); UK (2); USA (2); Australia (1); Colombia (1); Finland (1); Hong Kong (1); Italy (1); Korea - South (1); Singapore (1)
  • Low - and middle-income country (LMIC) focus
Additional details about the research
  • Type of document
    Systematic review of effects
  • Type of question
    Effectiveness
  • Focus
    Specific
  • Target
    Not yet available
  • Domain
    Programs and services
    Food safety and security
    Nutritional awareness and education
    Recreation
    Promotion of recreation
    Community/recreation programs
    Sustainable Development Goals
    2. Zero hunger
    3. Good health and well-being (partially covered)
    17. Partnerships for the goals
  • Social system topic(s)
    Implementation strategies
    Citizen-targeted strategy
    Information or education provision
    Skills and competencies development
    (Personal) Support
  • Theme
    Optimal aging
Publication details
  • Citation
    Veazie S, Gilbert J, Winchell K, Paynter R, Guise JM. Addressing social isolation to improve the health of older adults: A rapid review. Rockville: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2019.
  • DOI
    Not yet available

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